If you have ever gone through the process of moving you probably know that it is not exactly a walk in the park. If you have ever had the pleasure of moving an entire house then you probably know that it can be a nightmare. It is a time consuming, back breaking, sweat dripping process. You spend the entire time worrying that you will break your dishes, scratch your furniture, put dents in the walls, and lose track of where your most prized possessions are stored at.
And you know what?
These are all very valid concerns because they happen all the time. Carrying a box of dishes out to a moving truck? You are just a misstep away from disaster. Trying to fit that oversized oak entertainment center through your front door? If you are off by a fraction you can put a long scratch down the side.
So how do you avoid these and all the other problems that could crop up in the house moving process?
First and probably most important of all you absolutely must get organized! A successful move will live or die by your ability to organize the process. The first step is to clean up your home. Get the clutter cleared up and make sure that everything is in its place. This will help you figure out the best way to group items together.
It is always easiest to pack things room by room. Let’s take the kitchen as an example. Pack things into boxes based upon how they are grouped together. If all your dishes are stored together on a shelf, then pack all your dishes together (weight permitting). If your glassware is stored separately from your plates, then pack them separately.
Why pack your things away in this manner? Simply because it will make unpacking and getting them reorganized in your new home a breeze.
Finally when your items are packed away into their boxes be sure to label all of them.
I recommend doing your labeling in two ways. First, mark on the box the room that it came from and then a few quick notes about what the box contains. On top of this you should label each box with a number and note down on a piece of paper what the box contains and where it is being stored at. As boxes get moved and unpacked this will keep you organized and allow you to quickly find things that you may need, but have not been unpacked yet.
The final big tip I want to leave you with for moving your house is to make liberal use of moving plastic. Wrap your furniture, televisions, and other fragile ite,s tightly with this plastic to prevent it from getting scratched and banged up. This is a step that many homeowners forego and it almost always turn out badly for them.
Moving your home is not an easy process. In fact it is one of the most stressful things that you can possibly do, but if you follow the tips in this article you will find that things will go far more smoothly.